Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

HS Seniors in the Seattle area: Want to apply for a last dollar* scholarship to college?

Scholarship JunkiesCome work one-on-one with Gates Scholars and Alumni as well as the Scholarship Junkies team to work on and complete your GMS application, no matter if you are just starting or finishing your application. We strongly encourage you save any files via Dropbox or email your files to yourself.

Apply for the 2014-15 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship program, awarded annually to 1,000 high school seniors nationwide for their academic achievement, community service, and leadership potential. For more, visit http://www.gmsp.org/ and read our #1 GMS blog with tips, suggestions, and sample essays on the GMS.

When:

  • Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 11, 2015, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: Central Library,  (Bus Tunnel: University Street Station)

Parking can be found here: bit.ly/gmsparking

Questions: Email secrets@scholarshipjunkies.com *If you don’t know what this means, send us a note and ask!

80 spots open as of Thursday!

 

Indie films: Wes Anderson

Wes AndersonYou may have heard of Wes Anderson, the funky director whose most recent film is The Grand Budapest Hotel.  All of his movies are unique, yet they can be drawn back to a few characteristics that make them a pure Anderson film.  You know that you are watching a Wes Anderson movie if there is a distinct color palette.  Anderson is also a fan of symmetry, family, nostalgia, Billy Murray and Owen Wilson. Anderson has a knack for finding wonderful composers.

Check out the newly released book The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz for a wonderful inside look into Wes Anderson’s mind.

 

Here I will introduce my 5 favorite Wes Anderson films. Enjoy!

Moonrise KingdomMoonrise Kingdom

Two 12 year olds fall in love and flee together on an adventure, causing a scare in their small town. Bookworm Suzy Bishop and Khaki Scout Sam Shakusky are both headstrong young people who feel a strong connection to one another.

Period setting: 1965

Quote: “We’re in love. We just want to be together.  What’s wrong with that?” (Suzy)

Color palette:MK colors

Best song: Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra, Op. 34: Themes A-FBernstein & The NY Philharmonic

Darjeeling LimitedThe Darjeeling Limited

Three brothers travel across India in an attempt to reconnect and bond with one another.

Period setting: 21st century

Quote: “I wonder if the three of us would’ve been friends in real life. Not as brothers, but as people.” (Jack)

Color palette:DL color

Best song: This Time TomorrowThe Kinks

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